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Call for Papers

43rd Annual Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society
Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio, USA
May 28 to 31, 2014

The American Musical Instrument Society invites proposals for presentations at its forty-third annual meeting, to be held at the Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio from May 28 to May 31, 2014. The Program Committee, which includes Christina Linsenmeyer (Chair), Matthew Hill, Robert Green and Albert Rice (ex officio), welcomes proposals for papers, lecture-demonstrations, performances, and panels on a broad range of topics relating to the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and time periods. Presenters are especially encouraged to submit proposals that relate to Ohio's history, manufacturers and collections (musical instruments and archives), including but not limited to the Selch Collection of American Music History, the Caldwell viol collection, Western Reserve Historical Society, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and organs, particularly those in Huron, Lorain, Oberlin and Cleveland.

Individual presentations are limited to 20 minutes (followed by time for questions and discussion), but requests for longer presentations will be considered. The specified language of the abstracts and presentations is English, and papers should be delivered in person at the meeting by the author. All presenters must register and pay for the conference. Please email abstracts (up to 350 words), accompanied by a brief biography and a list of required audio-visual equipment by January 3, 2014, to Christina Linsenmeyer at Please submit two copies, one including the author’s name, institutional affiliation (if any), mailing address, e-mail address, and audio-visual needs; the other containing only the abstract-proposal, with no indication of authorship (for purposes of anonymous review). The Committee will communicate its decisions on January 13, 2014 and accepted abstracts will be placed on the Society's website (, where information about all aspects of the conference will be made available. 


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